Gary Vaynerchuk doesn’t beat around the bush.
With two New York Times bestselling books under his belt (including the excellent new Thank You Economy book), a thriving marketing consultancy and multiple popular websites and his new Daily Grape site and iPhone application, it’s a fairly safe bet to say no one works harder on the Internet than Gary Vaynerchuk.
What’s most amazing about how hard Gary works is how willing he is to hang out “in the streets” as he calls it, and to interact personally with regular folks like you and me when he could be spending more time on CNN, CNBC and the other major networks and websites.
I was honored and surprised, (but not so surprised at the same time) that I was able to get some of Gary’s time to record a special lesson for the members of Traffic School yesterday. After watching the recording I knew I couldn’t keep all of Gary’s incredibly helpful advice all to myself and Traffic School members. I put together a few of my favorite segments from the conversation to share with you today.
In this video (in his trademark brash, no bullshit style) Gary shares his top 3 most powerful strategies for getting more visitors to your website or blog.
If you have a website or blog and only have 6 minutes to watch anything today, make this that one thing:
Win a Copy of The Thank You Economy
Update: the contest is closed. Thanks everyone for all the fantastic entries! The two winners are Shane and SilverMagpies (click on their names to read the winning comments). I love the creativity and spontenaity of their respective spontaneous acts of appreciation. They’ll each be receiving a copy of “The Thank You Economy.”
I’ll be giving away two copies of Gary’s new book The Thank You Economy. Just answer this question with a comment below:
What is the most creative thing you’ve done to show how much you care about your readers, customers, business partners or colleagues?
You can answer with something you’ve done for an individual reader/customer/partner or something you’ve done for a wider group.
Here are a couple of my favorite examples: Chris Guillebeau sent me cupcakes after a successful affiliate promotion last year. Matt Gartland a client and friend sent me two bottles of a favorite liquor after a recent project we completed. Neither were telegraphed or solicited. Both made me feel connected with these guys and willing to go the extra mile to help them when they need it.
My two favorite answers will win a copy of the book. Thank you for reading and thank you for commenting! Answer by this Friday 3/25 and I’ll update this post with the winners.
The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business
Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.
One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.
These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide. Get the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Starting an Online Business here »